|Tristan T. Utschig|
Graduate Student, Fusion Technology428 Engineering Reseach Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: (608) 263-1608
This work helped to spread knowledge of math and science to senior secondary school students in a foreign culture. Transfer of enthusiasm for the use of scientific and engineering technology is important and worthwhile for all engineers.
Mr. Utschig's first research interest is fusion reactor design. This includes both magnetic confinement schemes and inertial confinement schemes. Fusion reactor systems studies must incorporate everything from plasma operating parameters to heat removal systems to materials considerations.
Mr. Utschig is also interested in lithium and its interactions with helium and water. Fusion reactors utilize all of these materials at extreme differences in temperature. The high chemical reactivity of Li and vast temperature differences between these materials leads to potentially explosive, damaging interactions. Mr. Utschig is adapting the MELCOR computer code to model such interactions.
Mr. Utschig's final research interest is fusion reactor heat transfer systems. A previous project analyzed the capability for removal of heat from the buffer gas in the LIBRA-LiTE ICF design.
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